Posts in:April, 2016

Blindness and Low Vision Benefits

Posted April 29, 2016 by Premier Disability Services, LLC® Social Security treats blindness as a unique condition and makes many special accommodations for the legally blind. Firstly, the legal definition of blindness is vision worse than 20/200 in the better eye, or if your visual field is 20 degrees or less. If a person is blind in only one eye then Social Security will not treat them as legally blind. It is also worth noting your vision must be worse than 20/200 even when using a corrective contact lens or glasses. After being declared legally blind, Social Security will apply a different standard for calculating coverage for the Date Last Insured; this allows blind people to apply for benefits even if they have not worked in recent years.

Can My Irritable Bowel Syndrome be Disabling?

Posted April 22, 2016 by Premier Disability Services, LLC® The month of April is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) awareness month. IBS is a common disorder that affects the large intestine. Common symptoms associated with IBS include cramping, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation. The purpose of IBS Awareness Month is to bring attention to important messages regarding the diagnosis of IBS, available treatments, and quality of life issues.

This Week is National my Social Security Week

Posted April 7, 2016 by Premier Disability Services, LLC®

The Social Security Administration has implemented a campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of opening a secure online my Social Security account.  SSA has enlisted the assistance of various groups and organizations nationwide to help with this effort.  Through this campaign, this week has been deemed “National my Social Security Week.”  From April 4 through April 13, SSA will host numerous events and activities across the country aimed at promoting the benefits of a secure online account with SSA.  The benefits include: